Brianna Breathes Easy: A story about Asthma

Title

Brianna Breathes Easy: A story about Asthma

Illustrator

Jayoung Cho

Publisher

Albert Whitman

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780807508800

Pages

32 Pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Brianna gets the lead in the Thanksgiving school playshell be Hero the Hen! She almost forgets about the coughing and breathing trouble she's been having.Brianna loves practicing her leaping and flapping. But at the dress rehearsal, she has a bad coughing attack and feels a tightness in her chest. The teacher calls 911 and the paramedics take Brianna to the hospital. There, Dr. Anderson diagnoses Brianna with asthma. Brianna begins to learn about her disease and how to manage it. Things are soon under control, and she's back on stage for her debut!

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Illness; sickness; disease; lung disease; asthma

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Keywords

school play; coughing; triggers; hospital; nebulizer; breathing; inhaler

Diversity Impact

direct

Brianna Breathes Easy: A story about Asthma

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